Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look!
Huawei’s Mate X 5G Foldable Phone is a Stunner, Will It Beat Samsung’s Foldable Phone Or Has It Already?
Huawei’s Mate X 5G foldable phone is a stunner and it folds without a gap! While Samsung was the first mobile maker to launch the foldable phone, by no means is it the best. The party has only started and the consumers can feast on these latest techs out there to woo them. At $2600, it’s an expensive piece of innovation. As far as the race goes, the Asian mobile makers have trumped their western counterparts. While Apple recently placed its patents for a foldable phone, Huawei has launched a foldable phone that is thinner than the Samsung’a foldable phone. Also, folds and unfolds with a bigger screen. It seems that its the end of the road for Samsung’s foldable phone.
New Low to Facebook Saga, Apps Sending User’s Period Data to It
In a new revelation, WSJ has revealed that Facebook received data from apps on Android and iOS of users. Highly private information such as ovulation and Flo Period. This includes those who are not even on Facebook. So far, Facebook has refused any malpractice from its side.
YouTube has Suicide Video Infestation, ‘Sideways for attention, longways for results’
Since July 2018, it has come to light that there were several videos on YouTube that depicted suicide instructions. Even after YouTube taking steps to resolve this issue, some have found a workaround it. In a recent video that was uploaded on YouTube Kids, found by a mother, the suicide instructions kick in after half of the video is over. A man instructing, “Remember kids, sideways for attention, longways for results.” After such discoveries, one should keep an eye on what their kids are watching on the biggest video sharing website.
Strike At Microsoft, Workers Against Its Foray into Defence
The $480 million Hololens deal between Microsoft and the US defence is getting tougher by the day for the software giant. Its employees aren’t happy as they say “we did not sign up to develop weapons.” Over a dozen of the employees have signed a letter in protest against the defence deal, address Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The employees are fine with the use of this VR headset for training purposes, but can’t accept its use in the war directly.
Automation’s Latest Victim, Pepsico to Layoff a Huge WorkForce
Business Insider has reported that Pepsico is prepping for a huge layoff of its employees and will automate the processes at its offices to save costs. The most affected employees are at its Texas and NewYork offices. According to insider information, some of the employees have been told of the layoff plan and many will be forced to leave within the next couple of months. Pepsico has a four-year plan for restructuring its business and laying off employees. Automation is becoming a big challenge for employees. You can either skill-up or go out of work.